Glitchedtones offer the Retro Video Game FX sample pack as a FREE download for all BPB readers until December 26th, 2022.
The Retro Video Game FX sample pack is exactly what the name suggests. Made with a heavily modified Game Boy, the developers used retro-generative software to create glitched-out 8-bit sonic mayhem. It has all the fun feel of an old-school video game that relies on 8-bit audio to get the vibe going.
This specific pack comes with 50 hand-curated sounds that cover the usual sound design grounds. So there are fx, arps, strange noises, laser sounds, drum hits, and more. Perfect for bringing some retro bleeps and bloops to your production.
As a boutique sound design outlet, Glitched Tones is certainly living up to its name. The sound quality is clean and precise, which really helps. Producers will be pleased with the dry rendering of the files. These make for perfect ingredients to create an 8-bit audio track or as 8-bit highlights in regular productions.
The clean sound also makes it great for processing and creating unique sounds. The 50 files are well organized, and the production source (the Game Boy) makes the tonality truly authentic.
The frequency range is decidedly in the high and upper mid-range areas for most of them, so they are best used sparingly. They provide a clean and sparkling feel to any track they inhabit. At the same time, tuning them down can also produce some very interesting results, especially when used as the source of a sampler instrument.
They are standard WAV files and should be compatible with all DAWs and other software.
Retro Video Game FX typically costs $12, but Glitchedtones are kindly offering it as an early Christmas gift for all BPB readers.
To get the Retro Video Game FX sample pack for free, add it to the shopping cart and use the coupon code BPBFREE at checkout. That should automatically reduce the price to $0 and let you download the product for free.
Looking for more retro video game sounds? Check out the free GB DrumBox plugin by BPB and SampleScience.
Download: Retro Video Game FX (FREE with coupon code BPBFREE)